GPL issue at my work place

Dirk Dierickx dirk.dierickx at
Thu Jan 17 21:08:26 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-01-17 at 16:04 +0100, Arnoud Engelfriet wrote:
> However the MySQL client libraries are GPL, and if he links those
> to proprietary code and then gives the result to a contractor,
> arguably MySQL can force them to also give the source code of
> the proprietary code to the contractor, under the terms of the GPL.

In case of a LAMP stack, where you're using MySQL, the actual MySQL libs
are linked with PHP rather then with your own written webapp. Is that
still considered to be 'linking' in view of your own code?

Dirk Dierickx <dirk.dierickx at>

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